First Congregational Church Scholarship
Established July 18, 2001
By The First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church has been supporting the growth and development of Woodbury's young people for over 340 years, ever since members of the church first settled the area and founded Woodbury and its daughter towns.
In the days before there was any kind of separation of Church and State, the Church leaders believed that it was their responsibility to provide moral, spiritual and practical guidance and support to Woodbury's citizens, and did so according to the understanding of their time.
First Church, with its handsome 1819 building prominently placed on Main Street, right in the middle of town, has continued to be an important part of the life of the community ever since, though the town's growth both in numbers of citizens and in their diversity of religion, ethnic background and ancestry has made Woodbury a very different place than it was so long ago.
We continue to
recognize that the future is in the hands of our young
people, and that we owe it to them, and to ourselves,
to give them every opportunity to develop their gifts
by making educational opportunities available to them.